Wednesday, December 07, 2011
The south by southwest this weekend has created a convening for organizations all over to come together to demonstrate trough workshops how the process of our cross country solidarity building stays strong. Participants learned our struggles our history our methods during this two day long convening. We all shared our stories and trough the south by southwest experiment we learned that our stories are not so different from each other. No matter what background we come from there is always a similar history we all share. My favorite part of this weekend was showing many adults how to actually organize with youth because afterwards the other two youth interns and myself received so many compliments on how our workshop really opened up their eyes. I'm glad i've been able to grow from a youth participant the past four years to becoming a youth organizer for the SxSW.
By Monica Ramos